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FNB pulls ad; Zille pulls out

NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports FNB has folded in the face of intense criticism from the ANC over a series of videos from the bank's 'You Can Help' campaign, and pulled the videos. Meanwhile, the DA's Helen Zille has pulled out of a New Age business breakfast after reports arose claiming that the events are funded with public money, reports

For more:

  • Mail & Guardian: FNB folds under ANC's harsh criticism... The ANC says the videos from the bank's "You Can Help" campaign are "political" and "treasonous". So they weren't children talking about their hopes and dreams for the future?
  • Mixed reaction to FNB campaign... Predictably, the ANC disliked the campaign, the DA approved, the SACP slammed it... and the ANCYL, well...
  • Politics Web: FNB's You Can Help campaign treasonous - ANCYL... They just went ballistic.
  • BDlive: ANC outrage over FNB's 'Arab Spring' ad campaign... So now the bank is guilty of treason? An online dictionary has treason as meaning "the offence of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign".

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    Quite a few people might look at a video showing a young girl talking about her hopes and dreams of a brighter future and view it simply as that... a young person talking to the camera about how she wants to see her life and her country in the future.
  • Zille ditches New Age breakfast... Having found out that the breakfasts are apparently funded by us - the taxpayers - the DA leader has decided she'll stick with her coffee and croissant in her office.

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Ian Snelling
Obviously FNB stands for a total absence of gonads (I had a much better acronym but this is after all, an upstanding journal that would not publish the original)ANC is getting more paranoid than the Nats. The truth really hurts. Remember Helen Suzman getting asked by an MP why she was always asking questions that might embarrass the country. Her reply..."It's not my questions that embarrass; it's your answers."
Posted on 22 Jan 2013 15:22